• Until the 1959 ouster of dictator Fulgencio Batista, Cuba’s legislature convened in the domed Capitolio building in Havana. Today it’s a symbol of a prerevolutionary Cuba that no one under the age of 50 experienced. © Paolo Pellegrin/National Geographic

    Cuba's New Now

    What has changed in Cuba since Fidel Castro ostensibly stepped away from power and are the changes happening fast enough for the Cuban people?

  • Riders take a break during a day of activities to mark the 1876 defeat of Lt. Col. George Armstrong Custer. © Aaron Huey

    Life After Wounded Knee

    What has become of the tribal customs, language, and beliefs of the Oglala Lakota people of the pine Ridge Reservation in South Dakota?

  • Titanic

    Titanic

    What really happened in the North Atlantic in the early morning of April 15, 1912?

  • A U.S. Marine helicopter loaded with food flies over Lampuuk in northern Sumatra on January 4, 2005, nine days after a tsunami killed most of the village's 7,000 residents and some 230,000 people on coastlines around the Indian Ocean. Many locals believe divine intervention saved the Rahmatullah mosque. ©John Stanmeyer/National Geographic

    The Calm Before the Wave

    Tsunamis are nothing new, but how is the ever-increasing human population along coastlines amplifying the threat from these killer waves?

  • A Declining Brazilian Birthrate

    What’s sparking the Brazilian feminist movement and an increase in smaller and often more affluent families in the country?

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